From drug delivery, to semiconductors, to nano-enabled membranes for water treatment, the materials science and engineering program offers graduate students a wide array of opportunities to study and develop materials that will change the world.
The materials science and engineering program puts students at the forefront of many new technological developments. We’re building on a university-wide history of excellence in the field by studying the materials of our present technology base and developing the materials of the future.
The Tufts Interdisciplinary Advanced Materials Center (TIAMAT) brings it all together with more than four dozen Tufts faculty members coming from nine different departments—and our program prepares students for success in industry and academia alike.
Work closely with faculty every step of the way. Graduate students collaborate with and learn from some of the most renowned experts in the country, all while seamlessly transitioning from graduate studies to a full-time career.
The School of Engineering's Graduate Cooperative Education (Co-Op) Program provides students with the opportunity to apply the theoretical principles they have learned in their coursework to real-world engineering projects. Gain up to six months of full-time work experience, build your resume, and develop a competitive advantage for post-graduation employment. Learn more about the Co-Op Program.
Though it’s a relatively new and broad field, materials science and engineering involves applications from a variety of scientific disciplines—all of which contribute to the creation of new materials. As a materials scientist or engineer, you’ll seek to understand the microstructure of a material so you can then tailor the properties to create custom (or even brand new) materials for a specific use.
While you may be employed by a number of different companies to help make specific products, you may specialize in understanding specific types of materials.
Careers for graduates include:
Applicants to the graduate program are expected to have a degree at the level of bachelor's in engineering or basic/applied/health sciences. Students who do not meet all requirements may be admitted into the program pending the successful completion of courses aimed at the fulfillment of the requirements.
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